Monday, April 20, 2015

All Practices are cancelled for Monday April 20th at Industrial Park fields

All practices are cancelled for tonight on fields at the Industrial Park. There is standing water on the fields, with more rain and thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon. While it is OK to practice in light rain, we won't practice when there is standing water, to avoid damage to fields. Please check back here for field status updates.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Macon County Soccer Opening day notices - schedule changes - please read!!!

Greetings, MCSC Parents and Coaches.

Here's the headlines:
  • Rainy day notices - staying informed
  • Field changes for U8
  • Equipment check
  • Parking safety
Rainy day notices - staying informed

I hope you are ready for opening day tomorrow! The weather will be rainy, so grab your raincoats and umbrellas and an extra pair of dry socks, because we play when it rains.

There may be future occasions when a game day is cancelled or delayed due to weather, but we don't
expect that tomorrow. However, in the event of changes, we will publish notices by 8am to the website, send out email, and send texts to all registered parents and coaches. If there are no notices, then games are set to proceed.

If there is thunder tomorrow, we will clear the field for 30 minutes, or until we have a period of 30 minutes without thunder. Go to your car and wait; the referees and league officials will call everyone back to the field when it is clear.

Field changes for U8

The schedule for U8 called for three games on field 4 and 1 game on field 8. We are flipping that field usage. Field 4 does not drain as well and is a bit muddy near the goals - so we want to minimize usage on that field tomorrow. The new schedule is like so:

Apr 18 10:008
SonicsBolts
Apr 18 11:008
EaglesAvengers
Apr 18 12:008
SharksPanthers
Apr 18 12:154
DragonsAvengers DH

Equipment Check

Before you leave the house tomorrow, make sure you have shinguards, uniform, cleats, plenty of water, snacks (if it's your day), and sunscreen - in case the sun decides to make an appearance tomorrow. 

Parking Safety

The parking area becomes VERY busy on game days. Please slow down and watch carefully for little ones. Remember that the road is ONE WAY - do not exit the same way you come in. At peak times it may be necessary to park around the corner and up the hill next to the Armory. DO NOT PARK along Industrial Park Road or you will get a ticket from the state highway patrol.

Have fun tomorrow!


US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

PCA partners with largest youth sports organization in the country

FRISCO, Texas (April 7, 2015) - US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, is pleased to announce Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports -- as an Official Supplier of US Youth Soccer.

The two-year partnership provides US Youth Soccer members with access to hundreds of PCA tips and tools that further the education of coaches, parents, administrators and youth athletes in both improving athletic performance and imparting life lessons through sports.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance,” said US Youth Soccer Chairman John Sutter. “US Youth Soccer welcomes PCA and looks forward to supplementing our tools and educational resources to benefit our more than 3 million youth members and 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers.”

Continue reading the article here.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring 2015 Game Schedules Now Online!

The game schedules are now online on our schedule pages. Notice that the team names are shown instead of the coaches name (for teams who came up with a name).

Go to the Teams Page to see the list of coaches and team names, then go to the Schedules Page to see the listing for each age division.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Greg's Tire Supports Macon County Soccer!

Greg's Tire on 441 South is a BIG Macon County Soccer Supporter. That's why we want to tell you about their current promotion running through April 15th - a $70 rebate on a set of new tires. Click the image for more info.


Greg's Tire donated practice balls for our Recreation League this season - and we appreciate that! Stop by Greg's for tires or service, and tell them you support Macon County Soccer too!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday is U10 and U13 player evaluation and draft day


On Saturday, March 21st, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 8:30am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday:
8:15 - 8:30 am - COACH Check-in and orientation
9:00 am - U10 Player Check-in
9:15 am - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
9:30 am - U13 Player Check-in
9:45 am - U10 Player Evaluations End
9:50 am - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

10:00 am - U10 Draft (Coaches only)
10:20 am - U13 Player Evaluations End
10:45 am - U13 Draft (Coaches only)


Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Twice Played Sports has great deals on cleats and other soccer gear!

Did you know that Twice Played Sports on Highlands Road has a great selection of used soccer shoes, at fantastic prices? If your kids outgrow their soccer shoes in a single season, it makes sense to stop by and check out their selection.

Stop by soon before the spring season starts!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 14th is U5, U6, U8 coaches orientation and draft day


On Saturday, March 14th, we will orientation for U5, U6, and U8 coaches, and draft day for U8 players (except Highlands players).

Note: Parents of U5 and U6 players are NOT required to attend. Parents of U8 players MUST attend with their player at the Check-in time listed below. If you have a player in U8, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team. (U8 players are those players born between August 1st 2006 and July 31 2008)

All coaches for U5, U6, and U8 teams must be at the field at 9:00 am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday, March 14:
  9:00 am - COACH Check-in, receive equipment
  9:30 am - Coaches orientation 
           (at bleachers under big tree)
  9:45 am - 10:30 - Field orientation for U5 and U6 coaches
           (at small field near equipment shed)
  9:45 am - U8 Player check-in 
10:00 am - U8 Player evaluations begin
10:40 am - 11:30 - U8 draft (coaches only)

Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Did you miss signups this week?

Did you miss signups this week? We understand how it could happen. Snowed in, school out all week, all of us feel like we're falling behind. 

Good news is here... We are extending signups to next Friday, March 6th! 

You can register online, or stop by one of our business partners:

WNC SportsZone (209 Franklin Plaza Dr. - Franklin, NC 28734) All Business Hours: through February 28th.
Twice Played Sports (718 Highlands Rd. - Franklin, NC 28734) All Business Hours: through February 28th.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We need volunteers!

Franklin and Macon County: We need volunteers this season more than ever!  

We are working to prepare a fun spring season, and we have needs in several areas - this season we are facing a volunteer shortage and we are hoping to find those of you who can volunteer an hour or two a week during the season.



This Saturday the 28th we are holding our annual Soccer Day event at the Fun Factory. This is a time when you can meet with our board members and ask questions or find out more about our plans for the season. If you think you can help out, stop by between 5-8 pm and look for us at the table near the front entrance.


We need help in many areas, including:
  • Field maintenance
  • Lining (painting) fields
  • photography
  • early morning setup
  • community relations
  • coordination & communication